‘AGT: All-Stars’ Contestants Share How They Prepare for Performances
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This week, America’s Got Talent: All-Stars shared a video featuring interviews with various contestants on the show. Not only did they look back at their first auditions, but they also shared how they prepare for performances and handle nerves.
AGT: All-Stars Contestants Talk About Preparing to Perform
Aerialist Aidan Bryant shared his routine before going out on stage to perform, explaining, “I jump up and down really fast, I stretch my splits and I really get into my back, so I’m very flexible. And then I go out on stage and I do my best.”
Comedian Jackie Fabulous shared that she says “a small prayer,” reminding herself, “Jackie, right now you could be behind a desk in a cubicle.” She shared that “this is the first job I’ve had where I’ve been good at something.”
Singer Sara James said she sometimes listens to music before heading out on stage, or she’ll talk to someone so she doesn’t “overthink that much.” Similarly, magician Dustin Tavella says he likes to talk to his wife before a performance to calm his nerves.
Jackie Fabulous also talked about calming her nerves by treating even the biggest show (such as performing on AGT) as if it’s just a regular set with 100 seats. She said that “keeps me from losing my mind and fainting while I perform.”
Contestants Reflect on Their First Auditions
In the video, the contestants were shown photos from their first auditions on AGT and asked what it makes them think about. Jackie Fabulous said she saw “someone who was having fun on stage” and “didn’t know what they were in for.”
Rapper Tone the Chief had a funny response to seeing a photo of himself from Season 8, saying, “Man, I thought I’d never grow facial hair. They told me I had alopecia, but after I did this show, it all came back.”
Out of the contestants featured in the video, only Aidan Bryant has made it into the AGT: All-Stars Finals. You can watch a new episode of the show on Monday night at 8/7c on NBC.